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New son for Britain's Prince William and Kate

London - Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby son on Monday, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.The boy, weighing eight pounds and seven ounces (3.

Britain's Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

London - Prince Harry will attend a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

London - Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy.

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigns

London - Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigned on Thursday, citing a "complex mix of challenges" as the reason for his early departure.

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

Berlin - About 500 lawmakers from Germany, France and Britain on Thursday urged the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon.

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

Amsterdam - The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.

Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

Windsor - From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain's Prince Harry.

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

Madrid - Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were likely only trying to regain international "prestige" when they attacked Bashar al-Assad's regime, prominent Syrian dissident Yassin al Haj Saleh told AFP.

Britons in Europe need post-Brexit certainty too: think-tank

Apo - The European Union should stop waiting to see what the final Brexit deal is and "urgently" start planning for Britons who live on their territory now, a think-tank said on Thursday.

Modi faces protests as he signs £1bn deal on UK trip

London - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign £1 billion ($1.42 billion, 1.14 billion euros) of investment deals with Britain during a visit to London, where he was met by hundreds of religious protesters.

UK regulator probes Russia's RT channel over impartiality

London - Britain's broadcasting watchdog on Wednesday opened seven impartiality probes concerning Russia's RT news channel, noting "a significant increase" in programmes warranting investigation since the poisoning of a former Russian spy in March.

Gates warns new fight needed against resurgent malaria

London - Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease.

European firm wins contract for post-Brexit UK passports

London - A Franco-Dutch company on Wednesday won a contract to make British passports after the country leaves in the EU, in a blow for Brexit campaigners."The 11.

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Den Haag - Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month's poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy.

Global arms watchdog starts talks on spy poison case

Den Haag - Diplomats were holding emergency talks Wednesday on the poisoning of a former Russian spy, after the global chemical arms watchdog confirmed British findings that he was the victim of a nerve agent attack.

No Brexit deal without Ireland solution: EU's Tusk

Strasbourg - Britain must come up with a solution for the Irish border after Brexit or there will be no divorce deal or transition period, EU President Donald Tusk warned on Wednesday.

'I can't be illegal!': Windrush Britons haunted by deportation threat

London - Half a century after emigrating to Britain, Anthony Bryan decided it was time to go abroad. But the decision set off a bureaucratic nightmare that saw him lose his job, detained twice and almost deported to Jamaica.

Anti-gay laws are 'wrong', British PM tells ex-colonies

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told former colonies anti-gay laws once imposed by her country "were wrong then, and they are wrong now".

Russia says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

New York - Russia's UN ambassador on Tuesday dismissed as "untimely" a push by the United States, France and Britain at the United Nations to establish a new chemical weapons investigation in Syria and re-energize peace efforts.

Former Cambridge Analytica chief ducks fresh grilling

London - Former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix has refused to appear for a second grilling by British lawmakers, the MPs' scrutiny panel investigating him said Tuesday.

British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.

Clean-up starts in UK city hit in nerve agent attack

London - A clean-up operation in the British city where a former Russian spy was poisoned began Tuesday, with officials saying the nerve agent used was delivered in "liquid form" and small quantities.

US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

London - Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned Monday.

May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced anger from lawmakers for conducting air strikes with the United States in Syria in both leaders' first major military actions since coming to power.

UK apologises to Caribbeans threatened with deportation

London - The British government on Monday apologised to Caribbean citizens who moved to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s and have been threatened with deportation, agreeing to meet 12 leaders of countries affected after initially turning them down.

Russia has 'not tampered' with Douma site: Lavrov

London - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday denied that Moscow was interfering with evidence of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria after Britain said international inspectors were not being allowed into the site in Douma.

May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced anger from lawmakers for conducting air strikes with the United States in Syria in their first major military action since coming to power.

New push for referendum on final Brexit deal

London - A new cross-party campaign for a referendum on Britain's EU departure deal was to launch on Sunday, insisting the British public -- and not just politicians -- should be given a say.

US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

New York - The United States, France and Britain on Saturday launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just hours after firing military strikes against Syrian targets.
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